Junior Academy of Science - District 8

Welcome to our District 8 Junior Academy of Science!

Junior Academy is a chance for high-school students to present an experiment in a format professional scientists use to convey research to their colleagues.

The competition will consist of PowerPoint presentations for both high school (grades 9 - 12) and middle school (grades 6 - 8) students. During the preliminary round, students will be allowed 12 minutes for an oral presentation followed by 3 minutes of questions from a panel of judges. Presentations will be assigned to categories for the judging.

Competition Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 19th, 2021
  • District 8 Competition: Friday, March 26th, 2021


  • 2021 Presentation Schedule - This will be updated at a later date
  • This information may be updated - Busses may drop students off at the PSU, then can park in lots 39, 51, or 52.  Parents and other visitors may park in metered lots or purchase a day pass from Parking Admin.


Project Entry

The Entry Form must be completed and emailed to the District Coordinator by 12:00 PM, Friday March 19th.  You also must complete the ISEF protocol forms and submit copies virtually before the day of the event - preferably at the same time as the entry form, research paper, and presentation slides.


Missouri Junior Academy adheres to the rules, guidelines, and protocols established and promoted by the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair. All projects must follow the same protocols as your regional fair and must be certified by the appropriate committee before experimentation begins. If a project is subject to any specific certifications, a copy of the certification MUST be included with the research paper. Papers without the required certifications from their regional Science Fair committee will not be eligible for competition.